Romani people in Algeria

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Romani people in Algeria
Total population
>2,500
Languages
? Romani, French
Religion
Islam[1]
Related ethnic groups
Dom people, Nawar people, Kawliya

Romani people in Algeria are reported to include at least two groups: the Afrikaya, and the Xoraxane. The Afrikaya are possibly of Manouche origins, and speak French. The Xoraxane are Muslim and their original language is Romani. Roma in general ultimately come from South Asia, particularly from Northern India, having reached the Mediterranean region in Byzantine times.[2][3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Peoples on the Move: Introducing the Nomads of the World. By David J. Phillips
  2. ^ Peoples on the Move: Introducing the Nomads of the World. By David J. Phillips
  3. ^ Berland, Joseph C. (2004). Customary Strangers: New Perspectives on Peripatetic Peoples in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers. ISBN 0-89789-771-4. Retrieved 2013-10-28.

External links

  • Dom of North Africa: An Overview, C.F. Thomas, Kuri 1:1, January 2000 (Dom Research Center)
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